Brenda Whitehead

Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
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Education: Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Fields of Study:

  • Adult development and aging
  • Stress and coping in later life: Predictors of stress (financial strain, caregiving, daily hassles), impact of stress on mental and physical health, effective coping resources (social support, faith, optimism)
  • Psychosocial predictors of physical health and function in later life: Daily stress and coping on global health and function, affect and emotion on physical health & function, health perceptions and daily health behaviors on physical health


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